Dolphin Bay Brief

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2023

November 2023

November 2023

Our industry faces serious quality and legal challenges.  While tackling these head-on, we’ve found a new way of coping: to make sure we’re having enough fun!

Newsletter stories:

  • Taking a strong stand on quality
  • New regulations cause concern
  • NEMA amendment act stokes uncertainty
  • Dolphin Bay assists with Merensky Timber’s Cape Town relocation
  • Taking fun (a little) seriously

We hope you’ll enjoy reading how.

Sincerely,

Bertus Coetzee  – MD

September 2023

September 2023

This newsletter explores a ground-breaking report about uprooting corruption; outlines the reasons for great confusion – and some closures   – in the Ugandan timber treatment industry, and introduces the new leadership at PSP Timbers.

Newsletter stories:

  • How corruption starts – and ends
  • Ugandan timber treatment industry felled by export ban
  • Mossel Bay plant goes solar
  • PSP Timbers: the power of family

We trust you will find it interesting!

Sincerely,

Bertus Coetzee  – MD

July 2023

July 2023

This high-level edition of the Dolphin Bay Brief sheds light on several big-picture developments, from new East African standards to a battle over regulations, and gives some gritty industry tips.

Newsletter stories:

  • SAWPA ensures delay in regulations citing “banned” CCA
  • Eastern African industry sets new standards
  • Auto Strength Detector now available
  • The human face of automation
  • Automation – gearing your plant for the future
  • No action against illegal timber treaters
  • NBI works tirelessly to solve SA’s challenges

We trust you will find it helpful!

Sincerely,

Bertus Coetzee  – MD

April 2023

April 2023

We’ve cast far and wide for the stories in this edition, ironing out confusion about economic trends, describing a new customer’s inspiring business model, and giving a few industry tips.

Newsletter stories:

  • “Forward-thinking” Komaza partners with Dolphin Bay
  • Understanding (And Operating In) a weird economy
  • Commissioning our Sabie factory
  • Industry moves towards realistic prices
  • Giving you confidence on fixation
  • The trouble with XRF Machines

We trust you will find it helpful!

Sincerely,

Bertus Coetzee  – MD

February 2023

February 2023

This newsletter showcases advances in technology, including the automation of our Sabie factory and an innovation to replace titration.

Newsletter stories:

  • Welcome to our modern, automated Sabie factory
  • New technology gives CCA solution strength in seconds
  • “Bending over backwards” for Miro’s upgrade
  • Loadshedding: the ramifications for timber treatment
  • Solution to your digital marketing needs

We trust you will find it interesting.

Sincerely,

Bertus Coetzee  – MD

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